Henry Potts, PhD

Professor of health informatics at University College London, UK

Henry Potts is a professor at the University College London (UCL) Institute of Health Informatics. His research focuses on the adoption and use of new information and communication technologies in health care from a socio-technical perspective and the challenges of evaluation in digital health. Currently, his work centers around mobile health apps and novel electronic health records (e.g., personal health records).

Henry also publishes as a methodologist and is interested in systematic reviewing and interdisciplinary work. He is involved in researching the behavioral and psychological aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

After earning degrees from the University of Cambridge, the Institute of Psychiatry (King’s College, London), and the University of Oxford, Henry began working for the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK) in Oxford, before moving to UCL’s School of Public Policy. He began an association with the Centre for Health Informatics and Multiprofessional Education (CHIME) at UCL, in 2001, taking on a contracted position in 2003. In 2010, he was promoted to senior lecturer and then to professor in 2020. CHIME has since become part of the Institute of Health Informatics.